Saturday, April 19, 2008
One of the best things about Paris is that no matter which quartier, voisinage or arrondissement you find yourself in, you are bound to stumble upon eye-catching architecture. Buildings as varied as high-rise apartments, churches, government offices and performance halls are all potential visual delights. You simply never know when your next metro exit will plant you at the steps of a charming 15th century church or whether another painstakingly sculpted façade is just around the corner. Wandering residential neighborhoods can be as much of a sight-seeing trip as a visit to the Eiffel Tower.
I often find myself in awe of large important-looking Parisian buildings I know nothing about. Recently, while wandering though a previously unvisited neighborhood, I stumbled across an imposing structure on the edge of a small municipal park. Rarely without my trusty camera, I quickly snapped a few shots while the sun peeked out from behind the clouds. I wasn't expecting to find it, I didn't approach it to discover its name or history (although it's pretty clear that it's a church), I simply admired it from afar and enjoyed yet another random architectural sighting that most Parisians would probably ignore, but that is bound to stop wide-eyed visitors in their tracks.
Posted by Tanya at 1:05 PM